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Quick and Easy Cherry Coconut Fluff Dessert Recipe

My husband and I were invited to a summer cookout and volleyball extravaganza. Like all good Midwesterners, we automatically knew that includes bringing food for the potluck portion of the party. Unfortunately, earlier in the week due to a raging thunderstorm that took down power line followed by temperatures that shot up into the 90’s (F ) our electric company gave a huge chunk of the state the gift of multiday rolling blackouts early in the week. Fortunately, we got our electricity back in one of the first waves. Even though we didn’t lose any of our food in the freezer (I had the freezer packed with big reusable ice packs similar to these to get them ready for the party) the power outages made grocery shopping for fresh party food ingredients difficult. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I poked around my pantry and got a little creative. I made a quick and easy three ingredient cherry coconut fluff salad recipe that just so happens to also b

DIY Self Watering Planter Box

While my in laws are ardent and fantastic gardeners, my husband and I are not. Sure, we like having fresh basil and such growing just steps from our kitchen, but living in a condo, most of our vegetable gardening is done in containers on the patio.

And let me tell you, container gardens are needy. They need almost daily watering unlike a traditional in the ground vegetable garden. Which is sometimes is hard to do with all of our other summer activities happening all at once.

That's when I found a better - and lazier way - to make  my container garden water itself.






Self watering planters can be expensive, especially when you want to grow large vegetables like peppers or tomatoes. I build a self watering planter out of a plastic storage tub several years ago. The Mark 1 gave us bountiful harvests for years until the tub cracked and split during the winter.

I decided to make the self watering planter Mark 2 a little prettier and sturdier to withstand the outdoor elements. Pop on over to my DIY blog Condo Blues to read the tutorial:

How to Make a Self Watering Planter Box


Your plants will be glad you did!


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